Taylor took to social media over the weekend to tease what he claims are amazing revelations from his investigation of Skinwalker Ranch. His testimony is scarcely credible since he has happily spouted whatever nonsense Kevin Burns required of him for Ancient Aliens. For example, in 2018 he talked approvingly of claims that aliens built megastructures on the far side of the moon. On Oak Island, he falsely alleged that the island had been seeded with stones in the shape of the constellation Taurus, a segment reused in an Oak Island-Ancient Aliens cross-promotion last year. Eventually, the number of false claims someone makes for fortune and fame compromises my trust in his honesty.
I have no interest in playing along with their coy game of teasing out endless mysteries in what is now the History Channel shared universe of paranormal promotion. So, I’ll tell you what I know and that the show will take a whole season (or, more likely, many seasons) to reveal. As most readers know, since I mentioned it a few weeks ago, I spoke with Skinwalker Ranch owner Brandon Fugal about the ranch and its mysteries for more than an hour. He told me I could ask him anything, so I asked him about the evidence collected for the show. The evidence broke down into (a) lights in the sky, (b) anomalous electromagnetic readings, and (c) claims that visitors to the ranch suffered unexplained medical maladies. While Fugal did not feel that the evidence conclusively demonstrated anything unearthly (specifically, he said there was no proof of aliens), but also did not dismiss the notion either, Taylor happily sees proof of a nonhuman intelligence at work. What. A. Surprise.
I also asked Fugal what explanation for the anomalies he and his investigators were examining. He told me that one possibility under serious consideration (though, he stressed, not the only one) is that these anomalies are energy spillover from another dimension, and that the ranch is a gateway to a parallel universe, perhaps an afterlife dimension where consciousness goes after death. You will recognize this speculative idea as one that Hal Puthoff and his friends like Jacques Vallée have been going on about for four decades or so. I can’t quite wrap my head around the idea that the afterlife is a physical, material place you could enter through a door or that UFOs are space poltergeists on loan from heaven.
So much for the secret of Skinwalker Ranch—just the typical paranormal hotspot claims familiar since the Victorian era, dressed up in more scientific guise and now imagined to be unique. I discussed the ranch in more detail when I reviewed Hunt for the Skinwalker in 2018, so read that for background. There is no point in repeating myself.
3/28/2020 10:40:59 pm
For the love of God let there be no still shots of a dead cow with a hole chewed in its stomach by coyotes that gets passed off as mutilation by aliens. Should aliens even need to still be doing it at this point?
3/29/2020 08:47:06 am
Perhaps the coyotes are the aliens !
3/30/2020 10:31:31 pm
Its required lab work for aliens taking Terra Studies 101
4/8/2020 03:49:12 pm
Megadittos to this. Heck, you could just pull samples of hair, blood and such of any cow and clone it; most of which could be done with just a pair of cheap tweezers.
3/28/2020 11:14:16 pm
If I see one more patinaed rock face covered with “inter-dimensional space aliens in space suits with antennae” I swear I’ll........
3/28/2020 11:23:05 pm
"...you pompous pricks with your portentous nonsense."
3/29/2020 07:22:50 am
"a dead cow with a hole chewed in its stomach by coyotes that gets passed off as mutilation by aliens".
3/29/2020 07:51:09 am
I hate to say this but I long for the day when Jason spent his time explaining all the holes in Scott Wolter show. I actually learned about real history then .
3/29/2020 11:09:48 am
Being in Quarantine in Western PA. I thought I had time to kill, (forgive the pun). Attempted to watch it but could only view about 15-20 minutes of third hand stories, loose associates, and interpretations and theories. I found it weaker than even the drawn out Oak Island show. Its a shame, there is a lot of REAL history in America that with a little time could share it with our younger generation.
3/31/2020 12:30:34 am
Your not in West Mifflin are you ?
3/31/2020 11:14:37 am
No, I'm in Lawrence County close to the border of Mercer County. A lot of farms and Amish around me. When I retired from the military I wanted to leave the cities for a less hectic and less expensive location with a big yard. Like Mayberry here:)
3/29/2020 11:30:22 am
Once I saw the title of the episode, I was like this is going to be a 1 hour commercial!! So this one piece of land has everything paranormal happen to it!! Seems so far fetched. They also never catch anything on video. Also found it funny that the security guards were like we carry weapons against the paranormal things on the ranch and not people🤦♀️
3/29/2020 10:14:04 pm
3/30/2020 12:47:35 pm
The show is ripping off "Stranger Things" and various paranormal shows, especially "Ghost Hunters", and that name sounds like a horror themed porno spoof title, or the plot of a cannibal film from the 70s. "Skin Walkers of the Living Dead" or "The Rise of Skin Walker" could also be used.
4/25/2020 02:47:37 am
the show is absolute garbage for sure, but what is this assertion that vallee and puthoff have been 'going on about for four decades or so' about an 'afterlife dimension where consciousness goes after death'??? what?! i don't know about puthoff but i have never heard vallee utter anything remotely close to this, and certainly not ongoing for 'four decades'. link or book reference???
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